Marc oversees NatureVest, The Nature Conservancy’s impact investing division, which focuses on delivering measurable environmental outcomes as well as financial returns to investors. NatureVest fosters ways to invest in conservation by convening investors; developing and executing innovative financial transactions; and building an investment pipeline across multiple sectors, including agriculture, fisheries and environmental markets. Marc leads the twelve-person team that advances these activities.
Marc also directs NatureVest's knowledge and field-building efforts to demonstrate the vibrant natural capital market for impact investment. This includes presenting in conference forums, such as the 2014 White House Rural Opportunity Investment Conference, and overseeing a platform of original research and public commentary by the NatureVest team, including the report Investing in Conservation: A landscape assessment of an emerging market, co-authored with EKO Asset Management, J.P. Morgan Chase, The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Prior to his role at NatureVest, Marc launched and managed the UNICEF Bridge Fund, a revolving loan fund that used impact investment to fast-track life-saving goods to children in need throughout the world. As Managing Director, Marc structured nearly $50 million in program activity and raised over $35 million in grant, loan, and program-related investment support for the fund.
In recent years Marc served the Washington DC local government, advising the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development on capital allocation for the city's $13 billion real estate-based portfolio. He previously worked in the affordable housing and community development field at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), as well as with NeighborWorks America and Living Cities.
In addition, Marc consulted for McKinsey & Company for six years serving public and private clients on infrastructure, strategy, and finance issues. During this time, he advised federal agency, department and ministry leadership in the U.S. and Canada, as well as government-sponsored entities in the midst of the housing foreclosure crisis. With private sector clients, he focused on growth and risk management in the real estate and financial services industries.
Marc earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School, an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, and an AB from Harvard College where he majored in government. He has published research on affordable housing and the achievement gap in U.S. education, and has served in volunteer Board leadership roles in community development finance, professional theater, and the Episcopal Church. A New York resident, he is an active urban runner and enjoys hiking in the region and around the world.